Ruth Marcus

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Five policy groups from across the ideological spectrum outline budget proposals.

  • May 26, 2015

Just because companies are willing to pay her to talk doesn’t mean she should take the checks.

  • May 22, 2015

Secrecy is a phony reason to scuttle the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

  • May 19, 2015

Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and Hillary Clinton provide evasive answers or are non-responsive.

  • May 15, 2015

By what standard does a failed business career and no political experience qualify her as president?

  • May 12, 2015

Cheating is cheating, and Brady and Co. should be punished.

  • May 8, 2015

Bill Clinton’s self-justifying brings a new kind of baggage to Clinton Inc.

  • May 5, 2015

A bill in Congress would give the EPA the power it needs to regulate chemicals.

  • May 1, 2015

The risk to the court lies in failing to step up to the historical moment and do so now.

  • Apr 29, 2015

The violence and destruction erupted after decades of institutional abuse.

  • Apr 28, 2015
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Ruth Marcus is a columnist for The Post, specializing in American politics and domestic policy. Marcus has been with The Post since 1984. She joined the national staff in 1986, covering campaign finance, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and the White House. From 1999 through 2002, she served as deputy national editor, supervising reporters who covered money and politics, Congress, the Supreme Court, and other national issues. She joined the editorial board in 2003 and began writing a regular column in 2006. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007. She lives in Maryland with her husband, Jon Leibowitz, their two daughters, and the world’s cutest dog.
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